Salutron unveiled its latest activity tracker / smart watch. Touted as a “life tracking device,” the BRITE R450 goes beyond basic step counting and sleep tracking to include heart rate monitor, and few other bells and whistles we haven’t seen in such device before.
Another cool feature of the BRITE R450 is its vibrating motor that will be used for both notifications and to serve as an intelligent alarm clock.First the basics; future owners of the water-proof (up to 90 feet) BRITE R450 will get 24/7 fitness tracking including heart rate, sleep, calories burned, steps taken and distance traveled. In addition, there’s also an array of notifications to inform users about incoming calls, missed calls, emails, texts, IM, news, calendar reminders, as well as from some apps, including LifeTrak’s own app. Furthermore, the company also included enhanced sleep tracking (SleepTrak 2.0) to the mix.
However, what makes this wearable unique is its built-in monitor that tracks both ambient light and blue light exposure simultaneously. Blue light has been singled out for its beneficial properties for enhancing mood, boosting energy and improving sleep. Adjusting your levels of blue light exposure is easy using LightTrak, with the BRITE R450 helping users get the perfect amount by alerting them if they’re not getting enough light in the morning, or too much before bedtime. This new ambient light management feature is also useful for those recovering from “jet lag” by delivering the optimal recommendation for light exposure based on the current time zone.
Another cool feature of the BRITE R450 is its vibrating motor that will be used for both notifications and to serve as an intelligent alarm clock. The handy feature make sure the wearer wakes up refreshed by determining his or her optimal wake time based on real-time sleep quality.
The LifeTrak BRITE R450 is available for pre-order for $129.99.Finally, the battery life; you would think that with all these features, BRITE would need charging on a daily basis. Think again, cause this watch has an average battery life of 6 months! Alas, you don’t get the battery-intensive color touchscreen in turn.
The LifeTrak BRITE R450 is available for pre-order now for $129.99 at LifeTrakUSA.com and will be available at other participating retailers starting October 15. The new LifeTrak app is now available for download on iOS here, and will be available on Android in December.